As a builder who makes energy efficiency a priority, Chris Frank has researched or tried most of the leading insulating and air sealing products. He knows the pros and cons of each and has settled on DAPÂ® DRAFTSTOPÂ® 812 for all of his homes.
Spectrum delivers complete business management for construction companies. From accounting to project management, from the office to the job site, and across the entire life cycle of construction work.
Jeff Cain speaks from the 2015 PCBC show on the features and benefits of the Essence SeriesÂ® Patio Door, focusing on the beauty of the door and its smooth quiet operation during the demonstration.
An ideal sealant for closing the gap between a window or door frame, offering protection against water and air.
To understand the U.S. of 2025, look to Japan today. Their demographic trend, an aging population, puts them ahead of the U.S. Today U.S. planners face the growing demands of Millions of aging baby boomers. For architects, interior designers, contractors, and owners, itâ€™s easy to see how this change will influence project work. Aging in place? Universal design? Assisted living? Design imperatives that represent a new world of project opportunity for you.
Polyiso claims the highest R-value in the thinnest profile of any (ci) wall sheathing product, meeting all ASHRAE 90.1 and IECC 2012 standards, outstanding fire performance with its inclusion within a multitude of NFPA 285 compliant wall assemblies - CFCs, HCFCs, and ODP.
Hunter XCI Polyiso is a foam board used as continuous insulation in exterior walls for both commercial and residential construction and the leading product of choice for commercial roofs.
Technology is changing all the time, and taking advantage of new technology is key to enhancing future sales and avoiding bad deals. Computers can now take the information you have about your customer and make incredibly efficient decisions about pricing. In fact, the tech is improving so fast, it might even make salesmen obsolete.
Building Innovation and Performance in Schools â€“ High Performance Systems Improve the Learning Environment (Print Course)
There is a proven and strong correlation between studentsâ€™ academic performance and a schoolâ€™s physical condition. Distractions and health issues arise when indoor air quality, lighting, acoustics, or thermal comfort is poor. Improving these environmental factors enhances learning, results in higher test scores, and increases daily attendance. High performance HVAC systems as well as innovative renewable energy sources can play a large role in creating an environment conducive to learning, while also serving as a teaching tool for students.
This article will explore the performance properties of cellular PVC trim and its varied uses within the building industry. It will cover best practices for preparation and installation, as well as applications in markets ranging from residential construction to historic preservation. Finally, the article will explore the different green properties of cellular PVC, as well as two case studies.